Sculpture on the Farm is held every two years at Fosterton in Dungog and offers a fantastic outdoor exhibition of talented Australian artists. One hundred sculptures are on display in the gardens, paddocks and galleries of Fosterton, a rural cattle farm just outside the village. The sculptures are the work of more than 50 artists from Tasmania to Queensland and can be purchased both at the exhibition and online.
Although not exactly on the Mid North Coast, I wanted to feature this unique tourism concept for the Dungog region that attracts more than 2,000 visitors! Led by volunteers, it is no easy task to produce an event like this! I met up with Philippa and John Graham, who generously donated the use of their property to the exhibition, and both worked tirelessly, along with with other volunteers, to produce the event.
Despite the crowds, there are plenty of parking spaces, refreshments and opportunities enjoy the stunning scenery and take a stroll of the property. A free bus service runs from Dungog Community Centre to Fosterton. The preview and gala opening ceremony kicks off on Friday evening. This is an opportunity to observe the lush gardens, galleries and paddocks with a glass of sparkling wine in hand. This unforgettable experience brings farm and art together.
Sculpture on the Farm held its inaugural exhibition in 2018, another exhibition in 2019, and is planning its third exhibition for the October long weekend in 2021.
As a non-profit organisation, Sculpture on the Farm is committed to building a lasting contribution to the Dungog community. Following each exhibition, Sculpture on the Farm donates sculptures for public display to Dungog for the enjoyment of the community and visitors to the region.
Visit the enchanting village of Dungog over the October Long Weekend for 2021 Sculpture on the Farm, an outdoor exhibition held in conjunction with the Dungog Festival.
Visitors can vote for their favourite sculpture and the winners of the Sculpture on the Farm People’s Choice Award and the Children’s Choice Award will be announced on the Monday.
All subject to COVID considerations